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Allergan enters acquisition deal with Actavis

Botox maker Allergan, Inc. will be acquired by Actavis plc for $66 billion after fending off a hostile takeover bid by activist investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
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Waterproof coating for boxes could replace petroleum-based coatings

A new waterproof coating for cardboard boxes has been developed in Australia, and it offers significant advantages over traditional wax coatings.
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Triclosan linked to liver cancer

Triclosan was in the news again this week as researchers in California published a study showing that the antimicrobial agent causes liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice.
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Global fragrance ingredients market on course for strong growth

The global market for fragrance ingredients is expected to be worth just over $17 billion in five years' time, according to a new report.
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Demand for intelligent motor control centers on the rise

Demand for motor control centers (MCCs) is rising around the world, driven by increasing levels of industrial automation, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.
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Oil and gas industry needs new water treatment technologies, report finds

The oil and gas industry needs new technologies to solve its mounting water problems, according to a new report by the London Environmental Investment Forum.
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USGS: No impact on groundwater quality from Williston Basin shale development

Development of shale gas and oil reserves in the United States has revolutionized the energy industry, but debate still rages over whether the activity poses unacceptable risks to the environment.
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Researchers develop more efficient method for converting methanol to liquid fuels

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science say they have developed a more efficient method for methanol processing that would lower production costs while also reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
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Linde Process Plants expands at Port of Catoosa

Linde Process Plants (LPP), part of gases and engineering company The Linde Group, is to expand its manufacturing facility located at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa in Oklahoma.
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Electronic 'tongue' tests quality of food, water, pharmaceuticals

Researchers in Ukraine have developed an electronic tongue with a silicon surface that they say could be used to quality-check food and drinks and might also have applications in medical diagnostics, pharmaceutical testing and environmental monitoring.
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